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talk (one's) head off

To talk endlessly and exhaustingly. I love my Aunt Lily, but she talks her head off whenever I go to visit her. Sorry, I've been talking my head off about my research. I hope I'm not boring you!
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talk someone's head off

1. Fig. [for someone] to speak too much. Why does John always talk his head off? Doesn't he know he bores people? She talks her head off and doesn't seem to know what she's saying.
2. Fig. to talk to and bore someone. John is very friendly, but watch out or he'll talk your head off. My uncle always talked my head off whenever I went to visit him.
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talk one's head off

Fig. Inf. to talk endlessly; to argue vigorously. I talked my head off trying to convince them. Don't waste time talking your head off to them.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

talk your ˈhead off

(informal) talk a lot: He talked his head off all evening.
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talk one’s head off

tv. to talk endlessly; to argue persuasively or vigorously. I talked my head off trying to convince them.
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

talk one's head off, to

To be extremely loquacious. This hyperbole, also put as to talk someone’s head or someone’s ear off, implies that the boredom of relentless loquacity is making either the speaker’s or the listener’s head fall off. These expressions have largely replaced the earlier talk the hind leg off a horse/ donkey/dog, current from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century. G. and S. Lorimer point out, in The Heart Specialist (1935), “An American will talk your ear off about his sport with a little encouragement.”Yet another is talk the ear off a brass monkey. See also like greased lightning.
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Miraculously, Rebecca, now eight, is back home in the Wirral, Merseyside, after 22 months in hospital - "as bright as a button and able to talk her head off," according to her dad Harry, 45.
Cousin Claire, following doctor's instructions, administered the sick woman her medicine daily and as the pain grew so did the size of each dosage, eventually causing the woman to act and feel dopey or high all the time, either making her sleep or talk her head off. Cousin Claire was always at, or not too far away from, her side.